MUMBAI — Actors Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur’s “Airlift,” which revolves around the evacuation of Indians from Kuwait during the 1990 Iraq-Kuwait war, has entered the Rs. 100 crore club in just 10 days since its release.
Directed by Raja Krishna Menon, “Airlift,” which released Jan. 22, minted Rs. 19.26 crore in its second weekend, thus making its cumulative total Rs. 102.76 crore.
“‘Airlift’ is now in the Rs. 100-crore club with its box office collection crossing the Rs. 100 crore figure on Sunday (Jan. 31). It has met our expectations of being in the Rs. 100-crore club, and we are sure that with the Uttar Pradesh government making it tax free, in the second week, the movie will do much better business,” Prashant Tiwari, chairman, Prateek Entertainments, which has released the film, said in a statement.
The film relates how the Indian government evacuated 170,000 people of Indian origin and also of other nationalities through 488 flights during the Iraq-Kuwait war.
“Airlift” also stars Feryna Wazheir and Purab Kohli. It has been appreciated for its gripping storyline and Kumar’s performance.